Multiple Road Closures Due to Weekend Events


Driving around the District could be challenging this weekend, depending on where you’re planning to go. Several events will cause multiple road closures. Here’s the latest info from the Metropolitan Police Department:

Howard University Homecoming Parade (Saturday, Oct. 20)

Closed 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.:

  • 6th Street northbound to Fairmont Street NW
  • 5th Street northbound to T Street NW
  • 4th Street northbound to the Valley
  • 3rd Street northbound to Elm Street NW
  • 2nd Street northbound to Bryant Street NW
  • Anna Cooper Circle southeast to 3rd Street NW
  • Bryant Street westbound to 4th Street NW
  • Elm Street eastbound to 2nd Street NW
  • Fairmont Street westbound to Georgia Avenue NW
  • Florida Avenue southbound to 5th Street NW
  • Georgia Avenue southbound to Florida Avenue NW
  • T Street eastbound to Anna Cooper Circle NW

Best Buddies (Saturday, Oct. 20)

Closed 3:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.:

  • 15th Street from Independence Avenue SW to Constitution Avenue NW

Closed 6 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.:

  • Clara Barton Parkway, Chain Bridge Road to Glen Echo (turn-around) access to MacArthur Boulevard NW

Closed 6 a.m. – 10 a.m.:

  • Canal Road from 36th Street to Chain Bridge Road NW
  • M Street NW eastbound from Reservoir Road, and from Canal Street to the Key Bridge Ohio Drive SW (access to Potomac Golf Course only)
  • Reservoir Road from V Street to Canal Road (minimal access to Fletcher’s Boat House, follow police direction)
  • Whitehurst Freeway NW

Closed 6 a.m.– 10:30 a.m. :

  • 3rd Street from Constitution Avenue NW to Independence Avenue SW
  • 15th Street from Maine Avenue to E Street SW
  • 17th Street from Independence Avenue to D Street SW
  • East Basin Drive-395 South ramp to Ohio Drive river side SW
  • Independence Avenue from 14th to 23rd streets
  • Jefferson Drive from 3rd Street to 7th Street SW
  • Madison Drive from 3rd Street to 15th Street NW
  • Memorial Bridge

Closed 6 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

  • 14th Street from Independence Avenue SW to Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • Pennsylvania Avenue between 3rd Street and 15th Street

28th Annual Army 10-Miler (Sunday, Oct. 21)

From MPD: “The race route is to originate along Washington Boulevard (Route 27) in Arlington, Virginia and progress across the Arlington Memorial Bridge into the District of Columbia.”

Closed 7:30 a.m.-Noon:

  • Arlington Memorial Bridge around Lincoln Circle to Henry Bacon Drive
  • Constitution Avenue NW eastbound
  • Independence Avenue SW eastbound
  • Maryland Ave SW northbound
  • Rock Creek Parkway NW southbound to Ohio Drive SW
  • Virginia Avenue NW westbound
  • 1st Street NW southbound (crossing Peace Circle and Garfield Circle)
  • 14th Street NW southbound to Interstate 395
  • 19th Street NW northbound
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